The Ultimate Guide To Rehydrating Dry Hair

Written by Lopa KAug 14, 2023
The Ultimate Guide to Rehydrating Dry Hair

Does colouring your hair scare you because of how dry your hair is? Or are you searching for a shampoo for dry hair that can also clean it thoroughly? Well, you’re in luck as there are several ways to rehydrate dry hair and turn it soft and healthy. Sure, you will have to be persistent with your haircare routine and make some compromises, but the results are oh, so worth it! 

The Ultimate Guide to Rehydrating Dry Hair: The Basics  

Finding an effective dry hair treatment can be quite a task. What works for others may not work for you. But before that, you need to look at the cause of your worry before you can treat it. There are several reasons for getting dry hair. It may range anywhere from excessive heat styling to constantly colouring and getting chemical treatments.

Habit and lifestyle factors such as harsh combing, blow drying without a heat protection serum, exposure to the sun’s rays and even pollution can worsen it and give you split ends. But first things first, you need to stop with these harsh habits that take a toll on your hair. And even if your dry hair is due to stress or genetics, you can still go about hydrating your tresses with some extra TLC. Whether it is using the best shampoo for dry hair or the occasional moisture boost from a hair mask, not all hope is lost. Well, let’s go about creating a custom haircare routine just for you.  

The Ultimate Guide to Rehydrating Dry Hair 


1. A shampoo free of harsh chemicals

5. Target the scalp

While there are myths that a good clarifying shampoo needs strong, drying chemicals to thoroughly clean your hair, there are much gentler and safer alternatives. Even shampoos without sulphates and parabens can easily cleanse the hair. Don’t believe us? The TRESemmé Moisture Boost With Hyaluronic Acid Shampoo is the best shampoo for dry and frizzy hair that you can get your hands on. It keeps your hair hydrated for three days straight, the perfect interval between your hair washes. And it does this with aloe and hyaluronic acid while being free of damaging chemicals.  

How to Use the Tip  

Washing your hair may seem easy but it is an art. Just dumping the product and washing your hair is not enough. First, rinse your hair. Next, take a little bit of the shampoo and mix it with a few drops of water. In sections, apply it all over your scalp. If you require more, add more shampoo to evenly cover your scalp. You can even let it sit for a minute or two if your hair needs some thorough cleaning or if you have curly hair. Then keep rinsing your hair till the shampoo is washed off. 


2. Extremely moisturising conditioner

5. Target the scalp

As for a good conditioner for dry hair, you can opt for something in the same range as your shampoo such as the TRESemmé Moisture Boost With Hyaluronic Acid Conditioner. It has all the benefits of its shampoo counterpart while being extra moisturising for your tresses. If its name didn’t give it away, it detangles your tresses and calms frizz with an instant moisture boost. Enriched with the antioxidants of the wondrous aloe plant, say goodbye to dry and dull hair forever. 

How to Use the Tip  

The same goes for using your conditioner. If you use it well, it will work well. After you shampoo your hair, squeeze out the excess water with your hand or a towel. Make sure that it is just damp so that the conditioner can be well absorbed. Remember, with conditioner, less is more. Take a coin-sized amount of it and apply it all over your hair while avoiding the scalp. Since a conditioner is meant for moisturising and not cleaning, it will just build up on your scalp. Let it sit for two to three minutes. If you want to deep condition, you can let the conditioner sit for 30 minutes to an hour. Finally, wash it off well.


3. Extra TLC with a hair mask

5. Target the scalp

A hair mask for dry hair is a boon as it immediately helps your hair out while also working on repairing it for good. This goes for the TRESemmé Moisture Boost With Hyaluronic Acid Mask as well which makes use of hyaluronic acid and aloe to seal moisture in your hair. Dry hair can often look dull and lifeless. But not with this mask, anymore. It not only moisturises the hair but also makes coloured hair look vibrant and shiny. So, if your tresses are looking limp and lifeless or your hair is rough to the touch, get to applying this mask. 

How to Use the Tip  

The best part is that you don’t even need to use a hair mask frequently. Just once a week is enough to rehydrate your hair. After shampooing your hair, take a generous amount of the hair mask and slather it on your tresses. Avoid the scalp as always so as not to add to the build-up. Let it sit for five minutes and then wash it off.


4. Incorporate a hair serum

5. Target the scalp

If you don’t have time for a champi or don’t like the stickiness of a hair oiling session, you need to get your hydration from a hair serum. The TRESemmé Moisture Boost With Hyaluronic Acid Serum is the best addition that can be for your dry hair treatment. Like the rest of the products in the range, it is free of sulphates, parabens, dyes, mineral oils and all those toxic chemicals that would otherwise dry out your hair and damage it further. You can easily get a salon-like experience as it has aloe vera and hyaluronic acid which are the best for hydration.  

How to Use the Tip  

Whether your hair is slightly wet or dry, you can apply a serum whenever you like. Just take a few drops and work it from the mid-lengths to the tip of your hair. Straight or curly, coloured or frizzy, this serum works on all to nourish it, smoothen it and leave it shiny. 


5. Target the scalp

5. Target the scalp

The best dry hair treatment is that which deals with the root cause. For most of us, dryness originates from the scalp. Since the hair cells do not have enough nourishment, even the hair that grows can be thin and weak. Of course, this means breakage and hair fall. If this sounds familiar to you, you need to switch up your routine and bring in remedies that target the scalp like the Dove Hair Therapy Dry Scalp Care range. It moisturises the scalp and your hair with the help of niacinamide, the same ingredient that is found in skincare for dry skin.  

How to Use the Tip  

Along with the shampoo and conditioner, this range also has a leave-on solution that nourishes your hair from within and heals your scalp. Before washing your hair, spray the leave-on solution on your hair and scalp for extra moisturisation. Let it sit for 30 minutes and then begin with your usual hair-wash routine.  

FAQs about Rehydrating Dry Hair 

Q1. What food should I eat for a dry scalp and hair? 

A lack of good fat and fatty acids could be responsible for your dry scalp and hair. So, slather on some ghee and butter to your daily rotis. Also, add fatty fish to your diet. If you are a vegetarian, look for protein and vitamin-rich foods like flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, walnut, dal, carrots and soya. 

Q2. What DIY hair pack helps dry hair? 

Making a hair pack with moisturising ingredients is your best bet. You can try out items like aloe gel, honey, rosemary oil, eggs and amla in your pack. Make a paste of two to three ingredients, apply it to your hair and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Then wash it off thoroughly. 

Q3. How often should I wash dry hair? 

If you have dry hair, or honestly any type of hair, you should not wash your hair daily. It can strip the natural oils from your hair. Make sure to wash your hair every three to four days. If you have curly hair, you can also go as far as six to seven days between each hair wash if you are taking care of it well. 

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